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"COGSHALL, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. N. W.) from Northwich, containing 110 inhabitants. This place consists of only two farms. Tradition says that on a steep sandy eminence, called Butter hill, the market people from the hundred of Wirrall deposited their butter and other produce when the plague excluded them from the market-place at Chester." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Cogshall was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6377), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Comberbach.
  • The population was 57 in 1801, 101 in 1851, and 86 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Comberbach.


Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1936)

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Comberbach (520 acres, pop. 93 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1936)